We’ve gotten some good rains this winter in drought parched California. Is it enough to “end the drought?” From the latest look at the Drought Monitor, which collects data from 50 different weather indicators, not so much. The monitor has shown an increasingly red California since 2011, the last time the drought map was clear.
The majority of California is experiencing extreme to exceptional drought despite El Niño-related precipitation in recent weeks and the latest U.S. Drought Monitor report said the state’s drought situation still remains “very serious”.
The LA Times article shows map images going all the way back to 2011 to really give you a good sense of the problem over time.